Ballingall, George, Sir (1780 -1855)
Sir George Ballingall was the son of the Reverend Mr Robert Ballingall, Minister of Forglen in Banffshire, and the daughter of J. Simson Esq of Edinshead. He studied at St Andrew's, and, in 1803, proceeded to the University of Edinburgh, where he was assistant to Dr Barclay, lecturer in surgery. A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, he was appointed assistant surgeon to the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Royal Regiment in 1806, and served with them in India. In 1815 he was appointed surgeon to the 33rd Foot, and retired on half pay in 1818. In 1823 he became lecturer in military surgery at Edinburgh University, and in 1825 Regius Professor of Military Surgery. He was knighted at the accession of William IV. In 1817, he married Jesse, daughter of James Ballingall Esq of Perth. She seems to have been christened Jesse, and appears as such on the marriage certificate, but was called Janet.